Summer vacation? Not at KIT!

Hello Friends, I hope you are keeping cool in this heat wave. Last week we talked about the inaugural YMCA Inclusion Summit and the work Ys around the country are doing to meet the needs of families who experience disability. We were already closely affiliated with many of the Ys in attendance, including those from Huntsville,…

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YMCA Inclusion Summit

Friday Greetings, I just landed back in San Diego after being in San Antonio, Texas for the inaugural YMCA Inclusion Summit this week. The Summit was held at Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first amusement park designed for people of all abilities, and a place I have wanted to visit since it opened in 2010. What…

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KIT in the Community

Happy Midsummer Friday! While we are known for our high-quality training and support services, we also try to expand inclusive practices in other ways, every chance we get. We’ve got two good examples from this week, and a call to action at the end. The week started with the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, where we…

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A Full Bucket

Hello, Friends! I don’t know if you are familiar with the book “How Full is Your Bucket?” but this week has been all about bucket filling. All year round our KIT Inclusionistas are busy filling the buckets of people who are doing the important work of teaching and caring for children. Two times a year we all…

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Farewell Fiscal Year 2017-2018!

Hello! Friday marked the end of our KIT 2017-2018 fiscal year, a time when we like to tally up what we did over the past year. Y’all, we did a lot of inclusion training this year! Here are a few highlights: And we… formed a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America! We developed…

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Unified Theater & FIRST

Friday Greetings! As we head toward the end of the KIT fiscal year (June 30) we do a lot of counting – # of trainings, # of people trained, # of support calls, etc. It is fun to tally it all up and see how many people we have reached this year and then multiply…

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Inclusion Awareness is Growing!

Hello, Friends! Is it just me or does the distance between Fridays seem to be getting shorter and shorter? I think here at KIT we are experiencing a time-space compression. We are certainly cramming a lot into each week! Today Anna shared that over the past 12 months we’ve delivered 470 live trainings, which breaks down…

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KIT & BGCA Collaboration

Happy June! This week’s headline news is that Alissa and Kat spent time with our national partners at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America HQ in Atlanta facilitating a strategy session on social-emotional learning and behavior support. (OK- that is the worst headline ever. I come from a family of journalists, so I have…

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Flashback Friday

Happy Friday! This week I’ve spent some time on Instagram following the travels of our very own Phillip, who has spent most of May providing his special brand of inclusion training and support to child and youth programs in Japan. I peeked at our records and found that (by my count) this is Phillip’s 13th training…

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Robots, Horses & Inclusion!

Friday Greetings! This week I am writing to you from Manchester, New Hampshire, where I have the pleasure of spending two days with the organization called FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). You guys, they build ROBOTS!! Of course, it’s not just about robotics. They are about mentoring kids in kindergarten through…

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